School of Education
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Dr. Sheron Burns

 

Dr. Sheron Burns
Title: Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Education
Additional Titles: Coordinator, Diploma in Education (Primary)
Qualifications:  
  • Ph.D. Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education, University of Alberta  
  • M.A. Educational Technology/Reading, University of the Virgin Islands
  • B.A. Elementary Education (Cum Laude), University of the Virgin Islands    
   
 
Contact: Telephone: (246) 417-4427
Fax: (246) 417-9615
Email Address: sheron.burns@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas:
     Undergraduate Courses: 
  • EDPS 1001 –  Introduction to Human Development
  • EDFA 1024  –The Social Foundations of Education
  • EDSO 3102 –  The Social Context of Education
  • EDTE 3404 – Issues in Teacher Education 
     
    Graduate Courses:
  • EDFA 6010 – Current Issues in Education
          
Biography: For two decades Dr. Burns taught five to seven year olds in public primary schools in Montserrat.  In 2006, she was appointed Education Officer, Early Childhood Education, Government of Montserrat, and is currently on secondment to The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

             
               
 
Research:
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Integrated Education
  • Children Lived Experiences in Schools
  • Teacher Education
Publications:
Burns, S. (2013). The ontology and social construction of childhood. In Adele Jones (ed.), Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean (pp. 26 – 37). UK: Palgrave McMillan.
Burns, S. (2012). Be a HERO, Create a HERO. In Jake Lyron (ed.),  Hugh Matinee’s Book of Memes: Change the world. UK: Jake Lyron.
Burns, S. (2011).Teacher in search of improved practice becomes a teacher researcher. Caribbean Journal of Education, 33(1), 22 – 38.
 



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